En·dure v. i. [imp. & p. p. Endured p. pr. & vb. n. Enduring ]
1. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.
Their verdure still endure. --Shak.
He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure. --Job viii. 15.
2. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee? --Ezek. xxii. 14.
En·dur·ing, a. Lasting; durable; long-suffering; as, an enduring disposition. “A better and enduring substance.” --Heb. x. 34. -- En*dur*ing*ly, adv. --T. Arnold. -- En*dur*ing*ness, n.
adj 1: unceasing; "an abiding belief"; "imperishable truths" [syn:
2: patiently enduring continual wrongs or trouble; "an enduring
disposition"; "a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife"